The first sneaker that Jayson Tatum rocked on-court was the Nike Kyrie 3.
The Nike Kyrie 3 mainly focuses on exceptional traction, which rides up the side walls for control even while side-stepping. Independent traction pods appear as triangles on the forefoot to further enhance court grip during hard cuts. Flywire cables appear at the two lace holes close to the toe, helping lock down that area for a closer fit. A Zoom Air unit appears in the heel for a snappy feeling when landing and running.
Tatum’s first game saw him wear a simple black and white Kyrie 3. Kyrie Irving would hook up his Celtics teammate though, as Tatum received a number of exclusive colorways like the Celtics “Luck” version seen above. Other colorways included a black and green “Fear” colorway as well as an Aqua Lobster iteration.
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